WGBY Education Blog

Learning About the Solar Eclipse — Including Eye Protection

Watching solar eclipses demand that we use safe viewing practices!  For those of us unaware of how to protect our eyes while looking at Mondays eclipse, this NOVA...

Teaching Tolerance In the Classroom

Recent events in Charlottesville may have you thinking about what more you can do to help students become tolerant and fair-minded adults.  At least as important as...

Computational Thinking — Essential Skills That Go Beyond Coding

In recent years, coding has become a huge trend in elementary school education. PBS Kids own Scratch Jr is one of...

Stemming the Summer Slide with PBS Learning Media

It is no secret that many students tend to forget things during the long months of summer vacation. Luckily, PBS Learning Media has plenty of resources to keep your...

Kindness, Empathy and the Importance of Practicing Mindfulness

Manners are kindnesses. Audrey Hepburn Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburns definition of manners came from her mother.  Learning about kindness, empathy and...

Summer Learning Day Heralds WGBY’s Summer of Fun & Learning

Today is National Summer Learning Day, reminding us to keep kids learning and safe as we work to stem the summer...

From the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library: The Radical Idea

One of the great benefits of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library is that it includes a number of WGBY documentaries available on loan. The Radical Idea...

RARE Creatures & Endangered Species: A Free Family Event/Resources

WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation Environmental Center.  The event includes advance...

Happy July 4th, Our 241st Birthday

A CAPITOL FOURTH, our national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday on Sunday, July 2.  From 8:00 9:30pm, WGBY will broadcast the all...

PBS Kids Apps – A Great Gateway to Learning

Last Saturday, Springfield Museums hosted WGBY Day in celebration of opening The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum! As the Education and Community Outreach Intern, I...

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